Igniting change

Reaching further

Every child born with a neural tube defect deserves the chance to live a happy and independent life

 Since 2009, ReachAnother has provided
life-saving surgery for more than 12,000 babies with spina bifida & hydrocephalus IN ETHIOPIA

ReachAnother provides capacity-building knowledge and technologies that have changed hearts and minds, and instilled compassion and competence into the conversation of how to address neural tube defects. Our success is rooted in our commitment to sustainable partnerships with local Ethiopian healthcare systems and hospital staff.




Surgeries Performed

We are in it for the babies. Treatment of neural tube defects is our priority.

Centers of Excellence

Our centers aim to provide the best multi-disciplinary care in pediatric neurosurgery.

Volunteer Hours Annually

Volunteers perform 90% of the work of ReachAnother Foundation.

“We’re here to reach another child. To change another life. To go further, do more, exceed not just our grasp but every expectation of what we thought was possible.”

Dr. Marinus Koning

ReachAnother Founder

10 Years of ReachAnother

Why we reach further

To Our Cherished Partners,

Our beloved Founder, Dr. Dick Koning, lost his fight with cancer on January 7th.  He was a force of nature and inspired us all daily, and he will be deeply missed.

All of you know Patricia O’Neill, Dick’s wife, and co-founder of ReachAnother USA.  She has been the engine that kept Dick and the ReachAnother operations going for nearly 12 years.   Even in her grief, Patricia remains committed to completing the work that we have all embarked on together.  The Board of Directors of ReachAnother Foundation unanimously confirmed Patricia as the new President of ReachAnother USA….

Read the full statement HERE

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